Congress asks EC to act against PM Modi for post-voting roadshow

  1. Opposition Party has asked the Election Commission to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking out a roadshow and giving speeches after voting. The opposition has alleged that the Prime minister has violated the Model Code of Conduct.
  2. Campaigning during the 48 hours leading up to the end of polling in any polling area is not allowed under the Representation of the People Act (RPA), 1951. RPA is an act of Parliament to provide for the conduct of elections of the Houses of Parliament and to the House or. Houses of the Legislature of each State, the qualifications and disqualifications for membership of those houses.
  3. Model code of Conduct (MCC) are the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India for conduct of political parties and candidates during elections. The MCC comes into force immediately on the announcement of the election schedule by the commission. The Code remains in force till the end of the electoral process.